Ghetto Klown News

City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage, 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger. The program's hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte's daughter and Kitama Jackson, Pete Seeger's grandson. Mr. Seeger and Mr. Belafonte became international household names as singers who stood for change. For Belafonte that meant being involved in both the Civil Rights Movement in US and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. For Seeger that meant getting people singing, and then using song to lead marches and rallies around the world. From the labor movement to the Civil Rights movement to the environmental movement, Pete Seeger was always on the front lines. Today's artists aren't that different from Seeger and Belafonte, they also use music as a means to give voice to the voiceless and inspire people to change the world for themselves, their communities and future generations. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Marc Shaiman & More Set for Second Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the artists who will perform in the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC, to be taped before a live audience at the Arts Center for a series to air on NJTV, WLIW and THIRTEEN this fall. (more...)

2014 Imagen Award Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom. (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined the cast of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's upcoming drama for Atlas Independent and Relativity International, THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD. Set to star are Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane. (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Solo Special Debuts on HBO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo's fifth HBO solo special, debuts TONIGHT, MARCH 22 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name, the exclusive presentation was taped Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, Premiering on HBO 3/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown will premiere on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 p.m. EST on HBO. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel & Charles L. Kerr Named Co-Chairs of PS122's Give Performance Space Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Performance Space 122, an East Village contemporary performance hub, announces the co-chairs of their Give Performance Space campaign, which coincides with the renovation of their over 30-year home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a capacity campaign to launch Performance Space 122's growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster. (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

'John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown,' Set to Debut 3/22 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

An HBO favorite returns for his fifth solo special on the network when JOHN LEGUIZAMO'S Ghetto Klown debuts SATURDAY, MARCH 22 (10:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

E! reports that John Leguizamo will guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama THE GOOD WIFE. The comedian and Broadway vet will portray the new Cook County State's Attorney in at least one episode of the show. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by - Feb 14, 2014


EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE Comes to Pittsburgh, May 31 - June 1, 2014, Byham Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. The tour will visit Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, downtown Pittsburgh, on Saturday May 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $50.25 and are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, and in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Limit 6 tickets per customer. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. You can follow Eddie here. (more...)

Eddie Izzard to Perform at The Orpheum, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to Memphis, TN at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 PM. The tour will visit 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 4. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. Follow Eddie here. (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Solo Special to Debut on HBO, March 22
by TV News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo's fifth HBO solo special, debuts SATURDAY, MARCH 22 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name, the exclusive presentation was taped Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe Make Met Debuts in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe to Make Met Debuts in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Opening on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pasticheThe Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20thcentury. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts. (more...)

The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts. (more...)

John Leguizamo Tapes Fifth HBO Special, GHETTO KLOWN NJPAC, Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo's fifth HBO solo special, will tape tonight, Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name, the exclusive presentation will debut on the network in 2014. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Tape Fifth HBO Special, GHETTO KLOWN NJPAC, 11/16
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo's fifth HBO solo special, will tape Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show of the same name, the exclusive presentation will debut on the network in 2014. (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Heading to HBO Next Spring
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Deadline reports that HBO will tape John Leguizamo's one-man show, Ghetto Klown to debut on the cable network next spring. (more...)

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